GEORGE WINSTON: A Very Special Solo Piano Matinee Performance
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox 3PM on Sunday September 30th 2018
Please join us in support of Second Harvest Inland Northwest by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert.
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana (Miles City and Billings), as well as Mississippi and Florida. He is best known for his solo piano recordings; several of his albums from the early 1980s have sold millions of copies each. He plays in three styles: the melodic approach he developed that he calls "rural folk piano"; stride piano, primarily inspired by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Teddy Wilson; and his primary interest, New Orleans R&B piano, influenced by James Booker, ProfessorLonghair, and Henry Butler. In 1984 he also did the solo piano soundtrack for the children’s story THE VELVETEEN RABBIT for Rabbit Ears Productions and in 1996 released Linus and Lucy – The Music of Vince Guaraldi, primarily devoted to the theme music Guaraldi wrote for the Peanuts cartoons: fifteen television specials and one feature film. Winston said of Guaraldi. "He has a really personal way of doing voicings." Winston recorded a follow-up album, Love Will Come – The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2, released in February 2010. Winston's 2002 album Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors consists of solo piano renditions of music by the rock band The Doors.
Winston dresses unassumingly for his shows, playing in stocking feet, stating that it quiets his "hard beat pounding" left foot. According to the Austin American Statesman in 2015: "As for his piano playing, Winston remains a master of both tone and invention.”
George Winston continues to travel the US raising money for food banks by donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of his merchandise at each concert. This performance will benefit Second Harvest Inland Northwest.
General Information:Everyone through the door must have a ticket, regardless of age. Please call the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for more information or visit www.martinwoldsontheater.com